2 out of 10
At the school
"How did you like your undergraduate school?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Talk about your extracuricular activities."
"Nothing too interesting"
"Describe events in your childhood that have led you to a career in medicine."
"Read over my application, thought about answers to common questions"
"Friendliness of students and admissions staff"
"It was a very positive experience. My interview was very conversational. We talked alot about research that I had done, and he happened to know a lot about what I was doing, so he asked some fairly technical questions. He was very friendly and quite candid about the whole process, and from what other interviewees told me, most of the interviewers at Columbia have a similar style. He was also able to answer all of my questions about curriculum and other stuff. The neighborhood is fine, and right by the 1,9, and A trains, so the rest of the city is easily accessible."